The open day will include a police dog display, the opportunity for visitors to see our custody area, find out about our Special Constables, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and other specialist departments.
As part of the open day, we will also host a MacMillan coffee and cake event within the Police Station with representatives from the Cancer Drop-in Centre on hand to help. All funds raised will go towards MacMillan Cancer Support.
Inspector Gavin McHallum said, “Engaging with the community is a really important role for our local police teams and opening the doors at Stranraer Police Station will allow everyone to come along, meet officers, enjoy the activities and find out more about what we do.
“As part of the day, we will also provide information on the application and full recruitment process. There will be officers on hand to answer any question you may have and also to talk about their own personal experience and involvement in the recruitment process.
“We recognise we have an under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the police, who make up just one percent of officers in Scotland. We are particularly keen to encourage this community to come along and learn more about joining the Police.
“Those interested can arrive any time between 11am and 3pm as there will be no formal presentations. The day has been set up to meet the needs of those interested in joining the Police family.”